Agent Name

3-Methylhexane

CAS Number

589-34-4

Formula

C7-H16

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Ethylpentane; Hexane, 3-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN1206

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

A skin irritant; May cause lung injury if ingested; Inhalation of vapor may cause drowsiness or dizziness; [ToxPlanet: ESIS] An irritant; Inhalation of vapor may cause drowsiness or dizziness; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); Targets CNS, lungs, heart, and ears; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

400 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

500 ppm

Vapor Pressure

61.5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Heptanes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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